Cathy and Eric




Elric was a gentle giant with a heart of gold. The Rottweiler mobility service dog of Cathy Varidel was loved by young and old alike.  He was a beloved favorite at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, especially with the children.

He became a Compassionate Paws therapy dog in 2007 and visited Roman Court Nursing Home often with his Rottie companion, Jenna.


Elric was awarded the American Rottweiler Club's Good Samaritan Award at their National Show.   Elric passed in 2009 from complications of smoke inhalation sustained in a house fire he saved his family from 11 months earlier.